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Preview: Fleetwod Town v Bury

13 September 2013

All you need to know ahead of Saturdays game at Highbury

Fleetwood Town v Bury
Sky Bet League Two
Sat 14 September 2013 – 3:00pm

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In-Game Links: Full Match Commentary | Cover it Live Console  

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Betting:  Back the Shakers with Sky Bet

Full Team News will be live on the main site as soon as we receive the team sheet

Team News – Bury:  Craig Jones is a massive doubt for this first competitive visit to Highbury.  The former TNS winger took a nasty kick to the calf during last weekend’s game at Spotland, and that kick could rule him out of the weekend’s game with Fleetwood Town.

Another player missing from the game is Shaun Beeley.  On loan from Fleetwood Town, Shaun cannot play against his parent club so must sit this one out – but the Shakers are ready to launch some continental flair in his place with Marco Navas ready to make his full shakers debut, though Euan Holden is also on standby to fill the void left by Beeley’s absence.

Anyone with any remote connection to the club will be heading to Fleetwood looking for a reaction to last weekend’s defeat at Rochdale.  A defeat is easy to take for anyone, but the manner in a defeat – especially last weekend disappointed many.  The manager expects a reaction and chances are we’ll see one at Highbury.

A midweek development game at Blackburn Rovers saw fringe players dominate a strong Rovers side to take a 2-0 victory, the side also included a returning Tom Soares – back after injury following a tear in his quads, Tom may find himself warming the Highbury dugout as he looks to get straight back into the side.  With Jones probably missing though injury though, Tom Soares may just get the nod and replace the Welsh Wing Wizard on the flank.

Former skipper Steven Schumacher will take to the field for the first time against Bury, not really knowing any of the players that he is facing.  Perhaps one or two may be familiar to him.  He’ll be pretty useless to Graham Alexander looking for info on Bury, as the team he will play will be completely alien to him.

Injuries and suspensions apart though, Bury will make the short trip to the coast with a strong side, and with the management staff believing that they can take something from the game.  Another strong factor in Bury’s favour – is the large following that is already heading to the Fylde coast. 

With approaching 600 tickets sold before close of play on Friday, at least the same number again will travel and pay on the gate.  After 2,100 travelled to Rochdale last weekend, and another possible 1,200 heading to Fleetwood, we know we can expect a vocal backing throughout the game – just make it loud…

Form Guide (Last six games):  Using the last six games played…
Over the last six games, Bury have won two (Accrington Stanley at home and Cheltenham Town at home), drawn one (Burton Albion Away) and lost three (Rochdale away, Port Vale away and Norwich City away).  Goals scored is 13 with 12 conceded.  One clean sheet has been kept.

Fleetwood Town:  Over their last six games, Fleetwood have won four (Plymouth Argyle away, Hartlepool United away, Tranmere Rovers away and Torquay United at home), drawn none and lost two Burton Albion at home and AFC Wimbledon away).  Goals scored is 11 with 7 conceded.  Two clean sheets have been kept

Tipsters Sky Bet Picks:  Can you beat the tipster and make a small fortune; we've given our tipping expert £20, on the condition that he makes five bets of £4.00 each and only on Bury game's. Tipsters top tips for the game with Cheltenham Town are:-


Click here to go straight to our Shakers Sky Bet site 


Bet 1: Bury to win the game - on offer now at 13/5 - a £4.00 stake will bring a return (including your stake) of £14.40


Bet 2: Tommy Miller to score the first goal - available now at 12/1 - a £4.00 stake will bring a return (including your stake) of £52.00


Bet 3: Fleetwood Town 1 Bury 2 - currently at 11/1 - a £4.00 stake will bring a return (including your stake) of £48.00


Bet 4: Combine all the above, Tommy Miller 1st goal and a 2-1 win - it's worth a bet now at 90/1- a £4.00 stake will bring a return (including your stake) of £364.00


Bet 5: Jessy Reindorf to score anytime - on offer now at 3/1 - a £4.00 stake will bring a return (including your stake) of £16.00


Follow the tipster on all of the above and you could make a total return of £494.40 - The above is just five options from 100's, follow the links to log onto our Sky Bet betting site.


Can you beat the tipster; let us know if you do....


Any bet you make using our Sky bet site, win or lose, will benefit the Shakers


The Referee:  Saturday’s referee is Mr Andy Madley from West Yorkshire.


So far this season, Andy has taken charge of 7 games – showing 18 yellow cards and one red card.  His last game was on Sat 31 August when he took charge of the Championship between Derby County & Burnley at Pride Park.  Burnley won the game 3-0 and three yellow cards were shown.


Andy took charge of two Bury games last season, the 2-2 draw with Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – no cards shown, and the Shakers 2-1 win against Scunthorpe United at Gigg Lane where one yellow card was shown.


Ticket & Travel Guide: Ticket Prices

Website Coverage:  Full match commentary will be available from Spotland, login to 'Shakers Player' for the full game. Listen to Gordon Sorfleet and Maurice Dickson for full match commentary. Commentary will begin around five minutes before kick off

Contact the commentary team by using the ‘Cover it Live’ Console – or via twitter using @shakersplayer

Video reaction from the manager and any key players from the game as well as our match report will be live late at some point on Saturday Evening, whilst Martin Ogden's Match Action Images will be live on our official Facebook page late on Saturday evening.

EXTENDED VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS – from the game will be live on 'Shakers Player' at some point on Sunday (depending on DVD availability).  Goal highlights will also be live on Shakers Player and YouTube from lunchtime on Sunday.

Social Media Coverage:  We will be tweeting updates from the game via our official Twitter account @buryfcofficial.  If you wish to contact the commentary team, then please use @shakersplayer twitter account

Finally:  Be loud, be proud and support the lads – enjoy the game


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